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2005 BMW X5 SUV

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X5 outdoes my expectations
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By Bill
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2005 BMW X5 SUV 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


Review

I have not been able to find a flaw in the design or structure of the 2005 X5. Everything works and in one year I have not had any problems. The new 4.4 engine is extremely responsive and very smooth. Holds the road like a vette. The price is high but worth it. I traded a 2003 for the 05 and am glad I did.


Favorite Features

The new sky lite roof is amazing. The radio and sirius sat work well together. The GPS is simple and easy to use, but the manual is needed to get started. The pull out deck in the back is convenient. Front and rear heated seats are cozy.


Suggested Improvements

I would like to see remote auto start on all cars. On a cold day, it's nice to get in a warm car. Also a greater distance radio signal lock would be nice for honey, "did you lock the car?" The rain sensor wipers are great. I hope eventually other automakers will take notes on competitors.


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Best of both worlds
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By Kristyn B
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2005 BMW X5 SUV 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


Review

The BMW X5 4.4i provides SUV stability and versitility without losing the performance expected from a BMW. Whether commuting, car pooling, taking a weekend family trip (with the dog), or moving furniture from one place to another, the X5 is the perfect vehicle. Really recommend the 4.4 engine upgrade for better power transfer -- the gas mileage is virtually the same as with the smaller engine.


Favorite Features

What's not to like . . . .


Suggested Improvements

Better gas mileage on the highway -- tops out at about 24 or 25 miles on the highway.


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One X5 is enough
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By Kay
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2005 BMW X5 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Had my 2002 X5 since new. At 3000 miles experienced overheating problems. At 17000 miles the entire HVAC unit had to be replaced-water flooding the interior P/S. Speedo has a 5mph error (slow) that I was told was inherent in BMWs - dealer quote "BMW does not want their owners driving too fast". I/P center stack has a severe rattle at the radio cover, console has a severe rattle at the cupholder cover, to date the dealer has not been able to repair either. When I use the heated seats the headlamps dim. Steering is very heavy feeling, difficult in tight, low- speed turning. Would not recommend this car to anyone.


Favorite Features

Driver's commanding view. Great feel. Handling in snow.


Suggested Improvements

Dealer education on difficult issues. Assembly plant quality.


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First BMW and loving it !!!!!!!
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By jdo4394
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2005 BMW X5 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Love this SUV - 05 3.0i artic white, truffle brown leather seats, dark wood grain, premium package, cold-weather and climate packages. This SAV handles like a dream. Itís fast and very smooth shifting of the auto trans. Interior noise is almost zero unless youíre doing 90 or above, then you hear the outside mirrors whistle. Driverís view is great. The full sunroof is awesome but yet quiet when closed. Everything about this BMW is top shelf in my opinion. I am just one very happy owner.


Favorite Features

Smooth performance, the ride, the fit and finish, the sound system, hell i love every thing about this sav.


Suggested Improvements

Better mpg, more exterior colors to choose from, able to get tire size upgrade without getting sport package.


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except for lousy gas milage ,love it
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By jdo
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2005 BMW X5 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

My x5 3.0i automatic was purchased in March 2005 new. I now have 5800 miles on it and have had no problems what so ever. The SAV is alpine white, the paint and fit and finish is perfect. The interior is charcoal rugs and dash with dark popular wood trim. The seats are truffle brown. Plenty of leg, shoulder and headroom. Interior is ultra quite no wind noise or traffic can be heard Iím not kidding this SAV is out side noise free at any speed. Performance is outstanding for a 225 horsepower straight 6. Had it up to 120 mph not to long ago and had no vibration what so ever, SAV was like floating on a cloud also had plenty of gas peddle left. Electronic climate control is beautiful, gas mileage stinks.


Favorite Features

Seat memory, rear climate control, panaramic moon roof, cargo room, heated seats and steering wheel. Also, just the look of the SUV is awsome.


Suggested Improvements

Nothing really except mpg but hey, it's a BMW you have to let it go and have fun.


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